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AN ANALYSIS OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF WHEAT FARMERS IN THE MIXED FARMING SYSTEM OF THE PUNJAB, PAKISTAN

Hassan, Sarfraz (2004) AN ANALYSIS OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF WHEAT FARMERS IN THE MIXED FARMING SYSTEM OF THE PUNJAB, PAKISTAN. PhD thesis, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

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Abstract

Empirical results obtained from the model included that the elasticities of wheat production ( i.e. the best production practices) was highest for area planted with wheat (0.783), it was followed by cultivations (0.323) and fertilizer (0.201). Next in importance were irrigations (0.046) availability of family labour (0.041) and use of weedicides (0.029). Higher seed rate tender to production efficiency because the farmers were already using higher seed rates than recommended doses. Low elasticities fro fertilizer and farm yard manure mainly due to their nominal use as compared to the plant nutrient requirements. Pakistani soils are generally deficiency in human content and are vastly saline/ sodic in characteristics. As a results crop response to fertilizer was low. Moreover extensive use of poor quality tubewell water in the study area, also explained poor crop response to fertilizer. Weedicides, too, were used sparingly, that is why their elasticity was low.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:wheat farmers, technical efficiency, farming system, punjab, wheat production, crop response, fertilizer, weedicides, water courses, allocative efficiency, stochastic frontiers
Subjects:Social Sciences(g) > Economics (g5)
ID Code:768
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:19 Oct 2006
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:02

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